Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment, M.Sc. in United States

Clark University

Study in:United States
Deadline: 15 Apr 2019


In the Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment program offered by Clark University, students prepare to meet some of the world’s most pressing social, political and economic challenges by developing expertise in and applying geospatial technologies to:

  • Earth system information science
  • Land use change
  • Public health and environmental justice
  • Food security and humanitarian assistance
  • Conservation GIS

Why study the Geographic Information Science for Development and Environment at Clark University?

  • Study with faculty from our top-ranked Graduate School of Geography and renowned International Development, Community and Environment Department.
  • Take courses accessible to both GIS novices and people with prior GIS experience.
  • Choose from a research, practitioner or portfolio track.
  • Learn GIS programming skills for web mapping, automation, and advanced analytics by participating in the development of TerrSet (formerly IDRISI), the pioneering GIS and remote sensing software system developed by Clark Professor Ronald Eastman and Clark Labs.
  • Benefit from a dedicated desktop computer with remote sensing and GIS software for each student.
  • STEM-approved. Students who graduate with a STEM degree may be eligible to remain in the United States for up to 36 months on Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Program Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Raster GIS
  • Advanced Vector GIS
  • Web Mapping and Open Source GIS
  • Computer Programming for GIS
  • GIS and Land Change Science

Academic Requirements

  • Application fee (non-refundable): $75
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • All academic transcripts
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for all international applicants


Merit scholarships are generally awarded at the time of admission to Clark by the academic department.

Detailed Program Facts

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